9 Bundesliga stars who'd make fine Premier League buys in January

Ross Dunbar selects some of the Germany-based players who could be perfect purchases for English sides next month

1. Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg)

He'd be a decent addition to most forward lines in the Premier League, particularly as he'd probably only cost around £6m

Intelligent and a terrific finisher, Grifo is a guarantor of goals from wide positions. After scoring 14 times and providing 15 assists in the second division last term, the 23-year-old has six goals and four assists to his name this around. He'd be a decent addition to most forward lines in the Premier League, particularly as he'd probably only cost around £6m.

Would suit: Southampton, Everton

2. Alfred Finnbogason (Augsburg)

He averaged a goal every other game last season and, at 27, is at the perfect age to thrive in England

Strikers who regularly find the net are a valuable commodity in the modern market, and Finnbogason will have plenty of suitors next months. Strong, mobile and lively in the penalty box, the Iceland centre-forward has been an impressive talisman for Augsburg since his arrival from Real Sociedad; he averaged a goal every other game last season and, at 27, is at the perfect age to thrive in England.

Would suit: Sunderland, Burnley, Middlesbrough

Alfred Finnbogason

Finnbogason was part of the Iceland squad that reached the last eight of Euro 2016 in the summer

3. Ibrahima Traore (Gladbach)

His combination of speed, stamina, ball-winning skills and creativity is likely to appeal to several Premier League managers

With Borussia Mönchengladbach in turmoil this Christmas, the January window might provide a route out of Borussia-Park for some of their first-team players. Guinean midfielder Traore is one who could be eyeing an exit, and his combination of speed, stamina, ball-winning skills and creativity are likely to appeal to several Premier League managers.

Would suit: Hull, Swansea